Our D-4 Link Trainer was donated to the Museum by the Guildford Air Training Corps squadron in 2006 and has been painstakingly restored to full working condition by two Museum volunteers.
Such training aids were used by the RAF throughout the Second World War and into the 1950s both to assist in teaching instrument flying to trainee aviators and to maintain the instrument flying proficiency of qualified pilots.
‘Flying’ The Museum’s Link Trainer
From the 1 May 2015, the Museum’s D-4 Link Trainer may be booked by visitors for a 45 minute session with an instructor subject to the following:
- The trainer is serviceable.
- A Museum instructor is available.
- The visitor wishing to fly the trainer must hold or have held a pilot qualification with instrument flying endorsement.
- The visitor wishing to fly must be physically able to safely climb in and out of the cockpit via the attached cockpit steps
- Bookings will only be taken in advance for a Link Trainer flying ‘slot’ provided at least two weeks notice is given. Such bookings must be made by contacting the Curator (tel. 01243 790090 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org).
DONATIONS TO MAINTAIN THE LINK TRAINER ARE WELCOME